Navajo Technical University

Information Technology

Computer Science

This program is structured to prepare students for immediate and continuing employment in two different areas: Careers in programming and computer or network operations and digital moviemaking, digital sound, and graphics. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology has a unique blend of computer programming and information technology skills.

This program focuses on introducing and mastering parallel programming methodologies. It also blends a solid set of information technology skills with programming that includes computer security, web design, database design, and data center and cluster design and maintenance. Graduates of the program will be able to design, build, maintain, and program for distributed high performance computing and cloud computing environments that meet the global needs of business and scientific communities.

Students needs to complete the core Information Technology and general education courses within the first two years of study with a grade point average of 2.50 or better before taking the upper-level core courses (300 and 400-level courses).

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree in Information Technology (IT)

The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Information Technology alumni will show that they meet expectations by performing within one or more of these parameters in five to seven years after graduation:

  1. Show progress in their career through greater supervisory tasks or increasing technical accountability.
  2. Acquire certifications of expertise in technical areas or attend graduate school in an appropriate technical discipline.
  3. Gain employment as entrepreneurs, tribal employees, civil servants, commercial or industrial endeavors.
  4. Engage in opportunities for advanced IT internships/apprenticeships.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree in Information Technology

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) demonstrate what students are expected to know at the time of graduation.

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

Program Advisor

Mark Trebian

Mark Trebian

Assistant Professor of Applied Computer Technology
Phone: 505.786.4361

M.S., Management Technology, University of Wisconsin
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin

DuWayne Thomas

DuWayne Thomas

Teaching Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Phone: 928.882.3149

B.S., Technical Mgt./ Network Communications and Management, DeVry University